Le Parc de Bagatelle is in Bois de Boulogne commune on the western outskirts of Paris in the Bois de Boulogne Quarter.
Visit the Parc de Bagatelle, Paris
Le Parc de Bagatelle is one of the four gardens which together make up the botanic gardens of Paris. The others are the Parc Floral de Paris, l'Arboretum de l'Ecole Du Breuil et le Jardin des Serres d'Auteuil.
The park and chateau of Bagatelle were built in just 64 days following a bet between Marie-Antoinette and the Count of Artois.
The park was designed in an ango-chinese style which was very fashionable at the time. It continues to be a popular place of relaxation for Parisians and visitors alike.
In 1905 the gardens were redeveloped and collections of horticultural plants were introduced in order to raise public awareness of these plants. Rose gardens were planted and the Roserie de Bagatelle established with a collection which now has 10000 rose plants including 1200 different species, and is home to an annual international competition for new roses. A competition started in 1907 and continuing today, each year in June. If you like roses and are in Paris in May, June it really is worth popping along to see the rose gardens.
There is also an iris garden and and a large pond of aquatic plants and water lillies. The park often organises concerts and events during the summer.
Le Parc de Bagatelle Garden Guide
The Parc de Bagatelle is open at 9h30 every day and closes 17h00 October. 1 - March 30, and at 20h00 April1 - September 30.
The park is free to enter and if there is a concert or event taking place prices are 6 euros for adults and 3 euros for children.
Address: Le Parc de Bagatelle, Allée de Longchamp, Route de Sèvres à Neuilly, Bois de Boulogne, 75016 Paris.
To get there take the Metro to Pont de Neuilly then bus line 43 or the Metro to Porte Maillot then bus line 244
Gardens to Visit Nearby
The Jardin Albert Kahn is also on the western side of Paris and has a Japanese style garden plus and English and a French style garden.